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Birmane (1999)
by Van Cleef & Arpels

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Birmane information

Year of Launch1999
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 36 votes)

People and companies

HouseVan Cleef & Arpels
PerfumerRichard Herpin
Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchElf Aquitaine > Sanofi Beauté

About Birmane

Birmane is a feminine perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels. The scent was launched in 1999 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Richard Herpin

Birmane fragrance notes

Reviews of Birmane

Fruit and wood in a bizarre beginning. Unusual. Unsweetened pineapple juice. Stale bergamot, lightly rotting. No lemon to speak of, yet. Old, antiqued rosewood smell with a vague lipstick or cosmetic accord... The pineapple becomes a bit sweeter with time. Also, some sour lemon begins to arise. The rosewood adds a bitter edge.

Orchid begins to develop. Light heliotrope and a watery rose follow. The heart takes on a creamy, floral aspect. In time, there is more orchid present than the other flowers - they were rather brief.

Eventually orchid sinks into the base, mixing with sandalwood, Tonka, musk, and vanilla - emphasis on musk. It all remains creamy, for a very long time.

A different fragrance. It has its own personality, as I've noticed many releases from 1999 seem to. They don't "fit in" anywhere - the last of an era.
03rd May, 2019
A good quality blended juice and very comfortable to wear. Unisex to my nose due to the oriental / amber/ rosewood notes. foetidus nails it in his review.
29th March, 2017
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Czech Republic
I like this that much that I gotta wear it even though I am a man. The ultimate potion with the name that is mysterious and seductive: Birmane. In fact this is very hard to find while it was discontinued. I have got my bottle for perhaps 7 years and still smells great. Undoubtedly quality that lasts forever.
07th September, 2011

A fruity opening that I can actually enjoy… It’s pleasant and perhaps a bit more floral than fruity, but the probable reason I enjoy it is that the opening has rosewood and I’m a sucker for rosewood. It’s a beautiful opening and one that is unique – at least I haven’t smelled many like it. The middle accord presents a refined floral accord. I particularly enjoy that the heliotrope comes through quite clearly and heliotrope is my favorite of the floral notes offered. I get a bit of powder from the orris in the heart’s background, and that adds a sensuality to the florals. Birmane is listed as an Oriental – Woody… the “Oriental” I understand but I don’t get much of a wood emphasis, not even in the base that lists sandalwood. What I get is primarily vanilla, tonka, and musk... and this accord, in particular, presents that aspect of the fragrance that Takemyhusbandplz points out: It comes across well when smelled away from the skin but is rather too bland when smelled closely. Birmane is a charmingly feminine fragrance with soft sillage and good longevity.


01st February, 2010
This scent is very unusual & interesting with a lot of depth. It is also sweet & fruity at the same time. Birmane smells expensive and it is. The refillable bottle I repurchased is gorgeous! This has a classy yet fun & mysterious aura. I love the fact that no one wears this. This is one that smells better away from your own skin; it might smell a bit strange on yourself, if that makes sense. Birmane usually gets compliments when I wear it on warm spring days. Would probably repurchase.


Borrowed from perfume world: "Launched by the design house of Van Cleef & Arpels in 1999, BIRMANE by Van Cleef & Arpels For WOMEN is classified as a sharp fragrance. This feminine scent posesses a blend of: top notes including fruits and freesia, lower notes combining jasmine, red lily and white rose. Hints of musk, Tonka bean .It is recommended for casual wear."
04th December, 2005
I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE ITS SEXY SASSY AND HAS GREAT LASTING POWER. THE BOTTLE IS LOVELY AND THE SOLID PERFUME I GOT IN A PROMOTION IS FAB FOR CARRYING IN MY EVENNIG BAG.GO AND TRY IT ITS LUSH.
27th December, 2003

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